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I am a full-time high school science teacher, teaching Chemistry, Astronomy and Marine Biology....and I ADORE my students. Outside of teaching, I have always pursued some sort of creative endeavor, including cooking and learning Spanish, all of which have become lifelong activities. A recent endeavor is jewelry making. I started Jill McCrystal Jewelry in January of 2006, putting my scientific interest in geology (gemstones) and marine biology (pearls) to a creative purpose. I also dabble in metalsmithing and lost wax casting.

Outside of the above activities, I love mountain biking, rock climbing, being in the mountains, trail running, gardening, reading and my husband, step-kids and grandkids!

I tend toward simplicity in my designs. I like to use top quality gems and let them speak for themselves, so I try not to distract from the gems…

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  • Joined February 11, 2008

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About

I am a full-time high school science teacher, teaching Chemistry, Astronomy and Marine Biology....and I ADORE my students. Outside of teaching, I have always pursued some sort of creative endeavor, including cooking and learning Spanish, all of which have become lifelong activities. A recent endeavor is jewelry making. I started Jill McCrystal Jewelry in January of 2006, putting my scientific interest in geology (gemstones) and marine biology (pearls) to a creative purpose. I also dabble in metalsmithing and lost wax casting.

Outside of the above activities, I love mountain biking, rock climbing, being in the mountains, trail running, gardening, reading and my husband, step-kids and grandkids!

I tend toward simplicity in my designs. I like to use top quality gems and let them speak for themselves, so I try not to distract from the gems with complicated designs.

I have carried my jewelry in several galleries, including an art glass gallery in Boulder Creek and a gallery in Saratoga, CA where I work. Currently, I am only online. I find that teaching full time does not leave a lot of time for much else but online work...and my family! So I appreciate all of you who have stuck with me over time here on Etsy! Thanks!


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